Thangthong Dewachen Nunnery
In the Zilukha area of Thimphu houses the only nunnery of the capital city, Thangthong Dewachen Nunnery (or Thangtong Dewachen Nunnery). People here commonly call it Zilukha Anim Dratshang or Zilukha nunnery in short. The nunnery is located above Zilukha Lower Secondary School, on a gentle slope overlooking the Thimphu Valley. Built in 1976 by the 16th emanation of Thangtong Gyalpo, Drubthob Rikey Jadrel, the nunnery currently has about 60 nuns and they are often busy in praying and doing other daily rituals besides undertaking some activities for the wellbeing and benefit of the community. Thangthong Dewachen Nunnery is a popular-visited cultural site in Thimphu and the nuns here are very nice and welcoming to all people visiting their home.